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Kennedy Dzama   Professor  Senior Scientist or Principal Investigator 
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Kennedy Dzama published an article in January 2018.
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Michael Chimonyo

67 shared publications

Animal and Poultry Science, School of Agricultural, Earth and Environmental Sciences; University of KwaZulu-Natal; Pietermaritzburg South Africa

Oswald Matika

39 shared publications

The Roslin Institute and Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies

Farai C. Muchadeyi

33 shared publications

The Biotechnology Platform, Agricultural Research Council, Onderstepoort, South Africa

Schalk Cloete

31 shared publications

Department of Animal Sciences, University of Stellenbosch, Private Bag X1, Matieland 7602, South Africa;(P.T.M.);(I.A.M.);(S.W.P.C.)

Cletos Mapiye

29 shared publications

Department of Animal Sciences, Stellenbosch University, Private Bag X1, Stellenbosch, South Africa

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Article 6 Reads 0 Citations Impact of conformation traits on functional longevity in South African Holstein cattle V. E. Imbayarwo-Chikosi, V. Ducrocq, C. B. Banga, T. E. Hali... Published: 01 January 2018
Animal Production Science, doi: 10.1071/an16387
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Article 7 Reads 1 Citation Genetic Traits of Relevance to Sustainability of Smallholder Sheep Farming Systems in South Africa Annelin Molotsi, Bekezela Dube, Simon Oosting, Tawanda Maran... Published: 28 July 2017
Sustainability, doi: 10.3390/su9081225
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Sustainable livestock production is important to ensure continuous availability of resources for future generations. Most smallholder livestock farming systems in developing countries have been perceived to be environmentally, socially and economically unsustainable. Farming with livestock that is robust and adaptable to harsh environments is important in developing countries especially in semi-arid and arid environments. This review discusses the different sheep farming systems employed by smallholder farmers and associated sustainability problems facing them. The review also gives an overview of sustainability indicators and limitations to the sustainability for the different smallholder sheep production systems in South Africa. It is argued that genetic diversity is important for sustainability and needs to be maintained in sheep for sustainable production and reproduction performance. The application of traditional breeding and genomics to ensure sustainable production is explored. Animal breeding approaches, specifically genomics can be applied to improve areas of environmental sustainability of smallholder sheep farming systems but must be targeted to the specific production environments, challenges, and opportunities of smallholder production. The genetic traits important for sustainability, the role of genomics in improving these traits and linking these genetic traits to different farming systems in South Africa are discussed.
Article 1 Read 1 Citation Preliminary genome-wide association study for wet-dry phenotype in smallholder ovine populations in South Africa A.H. Molotsi, J.F. Taylor, S.W.P. Cloete, F Muchadeyi, J.E. ... Published: 11 April 2017
South African Journal of Animal Science, doi: 10.4314/sajas.v47i3.9
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Article 5 Reads 0 Citations Estimation of genetic parameters for functional longevity in the South African Holstein cattle using a piecewise Weibull... V.E. Imbayarwo-Chikosi, V. Ducrocq, C.B. Banga, T.E. Haliman... Published: 14 March 2017
Journal of Animal Breeding and Genetics, doi: 10.1111/jbg.12264
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Article 8 Reads 0 Citations Management and control of gastrointestinal nematodes in communal goat farms in Zimbabwe T. E. Halimani, F. C. Muchadeyi, S. Katsande, J. Gusha, K. D... Published: 06 December 2016
Tropical Animal Health and Production, doi: 10.1007/s11250-016-1200-9
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Article 10 Reads 3 Citations Prevalence and risk factors of gastrointestinal parasitic infections in goats in low-input low-output farming systems in... P.I. Zvinorova, T.E. Halimani, F.C. Muchadeyi, O. Matika, V.... Published: 01 October 2016
Small Ruminant Research, doi: 10.1016/j.smallrumres.2016.09.005
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• High prevalence for Haemonchus and Eimeria spp. • Site, season, sex and age significantly influenced gastrointestinal infections. • Highest level of infections in the wet season, in males and in young animals. • Parasite species composition and risk factors also varied by area.